Healthcare Strategies and Planning for Social Inclusion and Development

Healthcare Strategies and Planning for Social Inclusion and Development

Volume 2: Social, Economic, and Health Disparities of Rural Women

1st Edition - March 30, 2022

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  • Authors: Basanta Behera, Ram Prasad, Shyambhavee Behera
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323904193
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323904476

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Healthcare Strategies and Planning for Social Inclusion and Development: Volume Two: Social, Economic, and Health Disparities of Rural Women examines rural women, particularly in developing countries, and how social and economic constraints they experience impact their ability to advocate for their own health and impede their access to healthcare. This volume discusses the economic and social barriers rural women confront in exercising their right to health care. It explains how geographical isolation, economic instability, healthcare provider shortages, lack of appropriate funding, resource limitations, and lack of health education are just few factors that make rural health care difficult. The book also covers the impact of social isolation on the health needs of rural women which include chronic diseases, mental health, and OB/GYN services as well as how the lack of opportunities for formal education restrict rural women from working outside the household. This volume will be a useful resource to graduate students in public and global health, public health professionals, health and social work researchers, and health policymakers interested in women’s health, especially in developing countries.

Key Features

  • Discusses health disparities of rural women in chronic diseases, access to pediatric and ob/gyn services, and mental health treatment
  • Examines the health consequences of poverty and food insecurity on health
  • Covers health care access and reproductive health outcomes for rural women


Graduate students in Public Heath/Health care policy; public health professionals, health and social work researchers, NGOs; health policy makers who are associated with primary healthcare services, especially for the people of developing country or least developing country. Healthcare providers working in social and preventive medicine

Table of Contents

  • Cover image
  • Title page
  • Table of Contents
  • Copyright
  • About the authors
  • Preface
  • Abbreviations
  • Chapter 1: Rural women’s health disparities
  • Abstract
  • 1.1: What is rural area?
  • 1.2: Access to rural women
  • 1.3: Rural women health disparity
  • 1.4: Women health and UN women act
  • 1.5: Rural Women’s health
  • 1.6: Women’s health disparity in different countries
  • 1.7: Health inequality in men and women
  • 1.8: Women’s chronic disease and prevention
  • References
  • Chapter 2: Rural women’s health disparities, hunger, and poverty
  • Abstract
  • 2.1: Consequences of hunger and poverty on the health of rural women
  • References
  • Chapter 3: The life cycle vulnerabilities of rural women
  • Abstract
  • 3.1: Women’s rights
  • 3.2: Why is rural women’s health the first priority?
  • 3.3: World conference on women
  • 3.4: Life cycle vulnerabilities of rural women
  • 3.5: Measures for prevention of infant mortality
  • 3.6: Difference in IMR expression
  • 3.7: Puberty
  • 3.8: Reproductive health of rural women
  • 3.9: Elderly years and rural women
  • References
  • Chapter 4: Nutrition issues and maternal health
  • Abstract
  • 4.1: Biological significance of quality food
  • 4.2: Health and nutrition
  • 4.3: Requirements of nutrition for rural women
  • 4.4: Support for rural women in household management
  • 4.5: Significance of health and nutrition in women’s life cycles
  • 4.6: Health indicators
  • 4.7: Initiatives in maternal healthcare
  • 4.8: Health insurance policy at country level
  • References
  • Chapter 5: Social, economic, and health disparities of rural women
  • Abstract
  • 5.1: Women’s health condition in developing countries
  • 5.2: Why celebrate International Women’s Day?
  • 5.3: The suffering of women during COVID-19
  • 5.4: Women’s unpaid labor
  • 5.5: The COVID-19 workplace and women’s leadership
  • 5.6: How to reduce women’s domestic workload
  • References
  • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 224
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2022
  • Published: March 30, 2022
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323904193
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323904476

About the Authors

Basanta Behera

Basanta Behera
Dr. Basanta Kumara Behera was a professor of biotechnology at three distinguished Indian universities, where he had been regularly associated with teaching and research at post graduate level courses on medical biotechnology, biopharmaceutical, microbial process development, drug designing, bio-energy management and biomass processing technology since 1978. In 2009 he joined a MNS company as advisor for specialty chemicals production and drug design through microbial process technology. Prof. Behera is associated with national and international companies as a technical advisor to produce biopharmaceuticals under cGMP norms. Dr. Behera has authored books with various publisher worldwide

Affiliations and Expertise

Advanced Center for Biotechnology, Chennai

Ram Prasad

Ram Prasad
Dr. Ram Prasad is Assistant Professor at the Amity Institute of Microbial Technology, Amity University, Uttar Pradesh, India. His research interest includes plant-microbe-interactions, sustainable agriculture and microbial nanobiotechnology. Dr. Prasad has more than hundred publications to his credit, including research papers & book chapters and five patents issued or pending, and edited or authored several books. Dr. Prasad has eleven years of teaching experience and he has been awarded the Young Scientist Award (2007) and Prof. J.S. Datta Munshi Gold Medal (2009) by the International Society for Ecological Communications; FSAB fellowship (2010) by the Society for Applied Biotechnology; Outstanding Scientist Award (2015) in the field of Microbiology by Venus International Foundation; and the American Cancer Society UICC International Fellowship for Beginning Investigators (USA, 2014). In 2014-2015, Dr. Prasad served as Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, USA.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Department of Botany Mahatma Gandhi Central University, Bihar, India

Shyambhavee Behera

Dr. Shyambhavee is a medical graduate from Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, and MD degree holder from University College of Medical Science, New Delhi. She has been working in the field of Non-communicable disease, immunization, maternal and child health, epidemiology and health administration to upgrade and bring amendments in community for sustainable life pattern with good health. She is at present working as senior resident, Department of Community Medicine, The University College of Medical Sciences,New Delhi, Govt. of India. As a co-author, she has published a book entitled “Move Toward Zero Hunger” SpringerNature, Singapore Pte. Ltd,. Besides this she is co-author of book series “New Paradigms of Living System”, SpringerNature, Singapore Pte. Ltd.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Resident Physician, Department of Community Medicine, Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute, New Delhi, India

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